The Sedona Forum 2014

Human Rights, Civil Society, and the Broader Middle East

Fatima Abo Alasrar, Yemen, Co-Founder, Basement Organization
Golnaz Esfandiari, Iran, Radio Free Europe-Iran
Alaa Murabit, Libya, Co-Founder, Voices of Libyan Women
Nancy Okail, Egypt, Director, Tahrir Institute
Moderator: Anita McBride, American University


Global Crises and American Leadership

Senator John McCain
Ambassador William J. Burns, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State


A Conversation on Leadership 

Richard Adkerson, President and CEO, Freeport-McMoRam
Bill Simon, President and CEO, Walmart-USA
Moderator: Frances Fragos Townsend, Executive Vice President, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings Inc.


Crises in the Broader Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Hamid Biglari, Managing Partner, TGG Group
Ron Bruder, Founder, Education for Employment
Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution
James Mattis, former CENTCOM Commander
Moderator: Michele Dunne, Senior Associate – Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment


Russia and Europe’s East: New Challenges, New Approaches?

Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament, Canada
Mikhail Kasyanov, former Prime Minister of Russia
Linas Linkevicius, Foreign Minister of Lithuania
Oleh Shamshur, former Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States
Moderator: Senator Jon Kyl, former U.S. Senator (AZ)


Private Sector Perspective – The Global Economy

Fred Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx
John Watson, Chairman and CEO, Chevron
Meg Whitman, President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Moderator: Gerard Baker, The Wall Street Journal


Human Rights and Humanitarian Action: Fighting Human Trafficking

Mrs. Cindy McCain
Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First; Member, McCain Institute Board of Trustees


American Policy: Is America Losing the Middle East? 

Senator Kelly Ayotte
Senator Robert Corker
Senator Angus King
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Moderator: Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


Global Crises and American Leadership

Senator John McCain
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton former U.S. Secretary of State


The McCain Institute wishes to acknowledge and thank the following contributors for their generous support of The Sedona Forum 2014

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Pivotal Foundation

Kristin and Jeff Cunningham


Salt River Project